St. Lawrence Celebrates Sport and Student Life at Year-End Banquets

On Thursday, May 2nd and Tuesday, May 7th, students and staff of Cégep Champlain – St. Lawrence gathered in the iA Financial Group Auditorium for Sports and Sociocultural Banquets. Held each spring, these events are an opportunity to recognize those involved in student life at the college and to honour the contributions of coaches and group leaders.

May 2nd’s event drew over 100 students involved in clubs and groups at the college. Club leaders and presidents took to the stage to give out awards for a total of 17 different groups, ranging in theme from improv to entrepreneurship, from LGBTQ+ to science and tech. Each club recognized a Most Involved Student, a Most Involved First-Year Student, and a student who makes the best Use of English outside the classroom. Spirits were high as students saw their peers recognized, ending a great year with a bang.

One person, however, stood out. Bon Pham, who has been involved with and has led several clubs this year, was recognized as Personality of the Year, a newly instated prize at St. Lawrence. Bon was also recognized as a local (college-wide) winner of Forces Avenir in the Committed Personality category, for which she was awarded a medal.

Prospective graduates who took part in student clubs and groups celebrate a successful end to their cégep career


During the May 7th event, the St. Lawrence Lions Athletic Program honored its top athletes for their performance in sport and academics. Mathilde Collard from the Cross-Country Team and William Cantin Bolduc from the Men’s Hockey Division 1 team were named athletes of the year for their overall performances this year and for their contribution to their respective programs in recent years.

Mathilde had a great season with our Cross-Country team. Her strong leadership saw her named Co-captain at the beginning of the season. She finished 7th overall in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) races. She then took 12th place in the Provincial Championship to qualify for the CCAA National Championships in Truro Nova Scotia, where she took a remarkable 16th place out of 99 runners. Mathilde’s success on the track also extended to the classroom: she won the Highest Academic Achievement Award for the Cross-Country team. Her successes earned her a place in the Rouge et Or cross-country program at Université Laval, with whom she will continue her career next year.

William Cantin Bolduc also had a great year. In his fourth season with the hockey team, he showed great character and leadership in his role as captain. William has been a model of work ethic, positivity, determination, and fighting spirit for all those around him. Embodying the values of the Lions program, he led his team to exceed expectations throughout the year. Next year, he will continue his career with the ÉTS Piranhas in the RSEQ D2 or with the King's College Monarchs in the NCAA D3 in Pennsylvania.

William Cantin Bolduc and Mathilde Collard were named Athletes of the Year


The Team of the Year award was presented to the D1 Hockey team for their achievements on the ice and for the work done by the coaching staff in their first season. They faced difficulties forming a team last fall, but a bit of hard work and a dollop of team spirit led them to defy all expectations: the team won 10 consecutive games this year and made it to the semifinals. We are optimistic for the future of coach Pierre-Cédric Labrie's team.

Congratulations to all award winners and a big thank you to all those involved in student life at the college.